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This study provides a taxonomy of the decisions made by nursing students in patient deterioration simulations that can clarify the expected outcomes of decision-making education.
The results highlight the influence of knowledge and non-technical skills on student's decision-making in a team-based context.
Further research is needed to examine the generalisability of this taxonomy and evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to teaching decision-making.
Simulation is increasingly used to prepare nursing students to recognise and respond to patient deterioration and research suggests its effectiveness to improve students' decision-making ability.1 However, the best approaches to simulation for achieving this outcome are less understood. This study by Bucknall and …
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